It’s Here! Your Guide To 2020 Fall Classes

By Cathy Niland | 8.14.2020

Welcome to our 2020 Fall Classes Guide! This Tuesday marks our first member registration since the Covid-19 pandemic forced our doors closed in March. Since then, our staff has been working tirelessly to reimagine a Crucible that is safe and creative for all. After four weeks of modified Youth Summer Camps and a small sampling of adult classes, we have been adjusting and perfecting our Health And Safety Guidelines, designed to keep you, your fellow students, our faculty, and staff safe.

Students arriving at The Crucible in the coming months will find a number of changes, including increased sanitizing stations, foot pedal operated sinks, temperature checks on entry, and clearly marked pathways for navigating the studio. Ensuring our studio is as safe as possible remains our number one priority, but helping you stay creative is a close second!

To help you find your next class, we’ve highlighted some of our upcoming offerings below, like the popular Bicycle Mechanic Workshop and Woodturning I, and rare classes like The Bandsaw Box and Women’s TIG Welding I.

With class sizes having been reduced to accommodate social distancing, early access to registration is more valuable than ever—and only Crucible members get first dibs! Not only that, members also get 10% off their class tuition—always! Become a member today to secure your spot before public registration opens Tuesday, August 25.

Crucible members get perks!

Members get early access to class registration, 10% off class tuition and Crucible merch, invitations to exclusive events, unique member gifts, and more.

Be Prepared For Changes In Your Next Class

We strive to create a welcoming environment to encourage creativity in a safe and responsible way. We ask that you carefully review our 2020 Adult Classes Health and Safety Guidelines for detailed information on how we are implementing best practices in our studio space. Some highlights are below.

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Masks are a must

Everyone is required to wear a 100% cotton mask—no bandanas. If you need help finding a cotton mask check out our Artist Mask Guide.

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Health checks at entry

Upon arrival, studio staff will complete your health questionnaire, take your temperature, and have you sanitize your hands before entering.

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Follow all posted signage

Please pay attention to all new signage outlining our guidelines and pathways for navigating the space to help keep you and your fellow students safe.

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Max 6 person/class

In order to ensure adequate physical distancing in the classroom all class sizes are capped at six students or fewer.

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Limiting surface contact

We’ve installed foot pedals at our bathroom sinks to limit touching faucets and covered shared use surfaces with an antimicrobial coating.

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Individual tool sets

Many classes have introduced individual tool sets so that students don’t have to share. Each set of tools is sanitized between classes.

Still waiting for your dream class to come back?

Some of our departments are not yet ready to reopen, so please bear with us as we continue to adapt our studio. As always, you can register to be notified when your class becomes available using our Notify Me Form.

Your 2020 Fall Classes Guide to September-October Classes

Browse our picks for popular favorites, rarities, continuing classes, and more!

Rare Finds

With limited seats available, these classes are more rare than ever!

Bicycle Mechanic Workshop

Perform a complete tune-up on your own bicycle! You will learn the names of the components and the tools used in a professional shop.

Bell Casting

Bell Casting introduces participants to bell design and the lost wax foundry technique, providing a foundation for further exploration in this versatile foundry approach.

Exploration in Chainmaking

You will learn to manipulate wire through the selected use of hand tools, making jump rings, splicing wires together, and fusing jump rings shut to make woven and Etruscan chains.

Women’s TIG Welding I

Learn welding taught by and for women and gender-expansive individuals! Using cold-rolled steel, this course starts with a series of small exercises and progresses into a challenging technical project.

The Bandsaw Box

In this class, you will learn to design, make, and finish a unique wood box using a combination of power tools and hand tools.

Stone Carving

With hammer and chisel, you can enjoy the satisfaction of turning a raw piece of stone into a unique creation. All tools will be provided.

Spoon Carving By Hand

Learn basic principles of woodworking while making your own carved wooden spoon. Students will learn to use a combination of power and hand tools.

Sheet Metal Forming with Evan Wilcox

Learn how to form sheet metal into tanks, fenders, and fairings, using gas-aluminum welding, a planishing hammer, an English wheel, and hand forming tools.

Continuing Classes

Build on the skills you’ve already developed in our continuing level classes.

Our top priority is keeping everyone safe.

Before you register, don’t forget to review our Health and Safety Guidelines, including outlines for mask and clothing requirements, sanitizing policies, and health checks upon arrival.

Popular Favorites

These classes always fill up fast—don’t wait to register!

Blacksmithing I

Learn the basics of blacksmithing! This class teaches the fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools

Woodturning I

You will learn the basics of the turning process on the lathe and cover tool usage, sharpening, wood selection, preparation, and finishing.

Indigo Dyeing and Shibori

Learn to create unique patterns on fabric. You will use folding, tying, and binding resist techniques to dye four cotton napkins and one tote bag.

Elegant Stacking Rings

Learn basic soldering and metalworking techniques to make a set of stackable rings from sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold fill.

Neon I

Light up your life with neon! In addition to hands-on instruction in tools and techniques, this class includes discussion of design and aesthetic considerations.


Beginning Marbles

After an intro to melting and shaping borosilicate glass, complete several marble designs, including the clear gravity marble, the outside twist, the ribbon, or the eyeball.

Youth Class Offerings

We are bringing back our popular youth class offerings with daytime youth classes this fall!

Are you ready to sign up for fall classes?

Head over to our store to register before spots fill up!

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